Agencies and Organizations
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder NIMH strives to understand the underlying basis of autism and conducts clinical trials for new therapies and treatment. This page describes signs and symptoms of autism, causes and risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
- U.S. Department of Education
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services OSERS supports programs that serve millions of children, youth and adults with disabilities. These programs include school-based services and pre-employment services.
Private and Non-Profit Organizations
- AANE works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with autism spectrum build meaningful, connected lives. They provide resources on a wide variety of topics as well as community, support, and advocacy.
- The Color of Autism supports African American families with a member on the autism spectrum who are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed.
- Autism Society
- The Autism Society works to improve the lives of the autism community through advocacy and providing national and local resources through their network. Click the link above to find your local chapter.
- Easter Seals
- Easters Seals provides services for people with disabilities such as early intervention, autism services, and job training. Easter Seals’ state profiles include information on special education demographics, insurance coverage, Medicaid services, educational programs, and other state activities such as advisory committees and task forces.
Federal Advisory Committees
- Administration for Community Living
- The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) PCPID aims to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by advising the President and the Secretary of HHS on policies and initiatives.
- Federal Communications Commission
- Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) The DAC provides advice and recommendations to the FCC on communication issues related to people with disabilities.